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2016 Goals, Jupiter and Blogging





The beautiful Jupiter.

Image via Pinterest 

I promise it will make sense at the end of the post



With the recent ending of 2015, I hastily and excitedly made a grand announcement here on the blog that “Sweet 2016” will be the year that I would be writing my book.

I have been toying with this idea for many months now and in the grand plan of a brand new year starting, I thought why the hell not!

Apparently I’m looking at writing over 120,000 words in the next 12 months. That’s 10,000 words a month.

Sweet. Lord. Jesus 

So whilst most of you were probably relaxing over the Christmas break, soaking in much needed down-time – I stuffed my face with food, wine and trifle with the ever present hang of the “book” on my shoulder.

Its still happening people! I promise you – there is a book in me! And I’m sure that once the creative juices start flowing there will be no stopping me. I have a start. I have an ending. I now need to work on the big, ginormous middle section. Gulp! 

One afternoon during my book gloom {#bookgloom – yes I’m starting a new hashtag} , I was reading through some of my favourite blogs that I follow and saw that Kelley from Magneto Bold Too! had written her latest post. She is seriously hilarious. I love her. This post was about positive affirmations, I was nodding and nodding the whole way through.

I wrote a comment on her post:

 1Cheryl @blissandmayhem January 7, 2016 at 3:37 pm

I was all like “yes! 2016 is going to be grand”, made grand sweeping gestures of goals and gulp committed to them writing about it on my blog. Fuck! 7 days into 2016 and i can’t believe that i have told everyone i’m gonna write a book in 1 year! Am I fucking crazy!!!!! Oh and i’m looking through pinterest and seeing all these nice pictures of beautiful houses and for a few moments i think” oh that’s what my place looks like”, then reality hits and my house is a bomb like a disorganised day care! I mean for real? Thought i had my shit together too. oxoox

And I received the most perfect, response that I needed to hear:


Kelley January 7, 2016 at 3:40 pm

a year on Jupiter is 12 earth years.

You weren’t SPECIFIC about earth years.

I am very helpful. You are totes welcome and I expect a mention.

This is why I love blogging. This is why I love bloggers. The friendships that I have formed with people all over the world through my blog are priceless.


Kelley - You will definitely get a mention my friend.

And the book? It may not be completed in the next year but at least Jupiter has bought me some more time!

Oh, and it rains Diamonds there!




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